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Phil Jackson

Schmeelk: The Knicks’ Season Is Finally, Thankfully Over — Now The Rebuild Begins

The ping-pong balls bounce in May. The draft happens in June. Free agency starts in July. The Knicks need to do well in all three. The rebuild starts now.

04/16/2015

DeMarcus Cousins (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 5 Interesting Knicks Notes As Nightmarish Season Rolls On

With all Knicks games more or less meaningless at this point, all there is left to discuss is next season, and other amusing or infuriating side issues.

02/27/2015

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony Undergoes Knee Surgery; Knicks Look To Future

The partnership that had so much promise but such limited success lasted just four years before the high-scoring forwards went in separate directions: Amar’e to Dallas, Anthony to the operating table.

02/19/2015

Derek Fisher (R) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Maybe Derek Fisher Can Coach After All

While winning some games might cost the Knicks some ping-pong balls come draft time, it proves their coach might just be able to become a winner in the long-term.

01/29/2015

Phil Jackson (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Orchestrating The Great Tank Of 2015

This is not Team Titanic or Tritanic. The ship isn’t sinking. It is being scuttled. The Knicks are tanking, and tanking the old-fashioned way: with gross incompetence.

01/07/2015

The New York Knicks during the game against the Phoenix Suns on December 20, 2014 at Madison Square Garden (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Santa Schmeelk Hands Out His Annual Christmas Gifts To The Knicks

As the annual tradition goes, Santa Schmeelk is coming to town and presenting the Knicks with some gifts to help them get through this usually joyous, but now painful time of year.

12/24/2014

Tyson Chandler (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Trading Tyson Chandler Ended Up Being The Wrong Move

The real reason the trade has been such a disaster has nothing to do with either Chandler or Jose Calderon’s performances. It’s about cap space.

12/16/2014

Knicks head coach Derek Fisher and guard Jose Calderon, right, speak during a preseason game against the Boston Celtics at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., on Oct. 8, 2014. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Wins Aren’t There, But Knicks’ Offense Is Slowly Evolving

As the Knicks continue to sputter through the regular season — and likely to another lottery season — there has been hidden progress within the losses on the offensive side of the ball.

12/01/2014

Knicks head coach Derek Fisher and guard Jose Calderon, right, speak during a preseason game against the Boston Celtics at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., on Oct. 8, 2014. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Forced To Make Due Without Calderon For Next 2-3 Weeks

Coming off a bad loss to start the season, the Knicks were dealt another setback on Thursday.

10/30/2014

The New York Knicks during open practice at Madison Square Garden on October 26, 2014. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: In Transition Season, Knicks Will Finish Over .500 And Make Playoffs

I’m landing the Knicks at 43-39, getting the eighth and final seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. It will be a good start to the Jackson and Fisher era.

10/29/2014

J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket as Amir Johnson #15 of the Toronto Raptors defends and Quincy Acy #4 of the New York Knicks looks on during their preseason NBA game at the Bell Centre on October 24, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 10 Questions That Will Determine The Knicks’ Success

Here are the 10 things that will determine the Knicks’ success this season, in order of importance.

10/28/2014

Carmelo Anthony #7 and J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks shake hands during a game against the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden on October 22, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: What To Do, What To Do? Breaking Down The Knicks’ Lineup Options

The only starters that appear certain are Carmelo Anthony (likely at small forward) and Jose Calderon. The other positions all seem to be, potentially, up for grabs.

10/24/2014

Knicks guard Pablo Prigioni goes up for a layup during a preseason game against the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 22, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Phil Breaks Down Roster, Says Knicks Athletic Enough To Run Triangle Offense

As far as Phil Jackson is concerned, Carmelo Anthony is the Knicks’ only star, but that doesn’t mean he and his teammates together won’t be able to run the triangle offense efficiently.

10/23/2014

Carmelo Anthony dribbles the ball up the court during the Knicks’ preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on Oct. 14, 2014. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

SEASON PREVIEW: Anthony Has High Hopes For The Jackson-Fisher Knicks

Phil Jackson made two big signings since becoming Knicks president, and Carmelo Anthony seems thrilled with both.

10/21/2014

The New York Knicks huddle during practice at West Point Military Academy on September 30, 2014 in West Point, New York. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: What To Watch For In The Knicks’ Preseason Opener

Can Anthony fit into the triangle? Will he get shots in rhythm in spots where he likes to score? Will the ball move? Will he be willing to move off the ball and cut for easy baskets?

10/08/2014

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